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Mississippi State vs Alabama: By-the-Numbers

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Here’s a look at how both teams are playing before tonight’s game.

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No. 16 Mississippi State (6-3, 2-3)

Scoring Offense: 29.1 points per game (65th in the nation)

Total Offense: 417.8 yards per game

Rush Offense: 230.8 yards per game (21st in the nation)

Pass Offense: 187 yards per game (4th in the nation)

Total Defense: 278.7 yards per game (6th in the nation)

Scoring Defense: 12.3 points per game (2nd in the nation)

Pass Defense: 167.2 yards per game (7th in the nation)

Rush Defense: 111.4 yards per game (18th in the conference)

Red Zone Defense: 16th in the nation

Red Zone Offense: 28th in the nation

Third Down Conversions: 29th in the nation

Third Down Defense: 9th in the nation

First Down Offense: 15th in the nation

Key Players to Watch – Mississippi State

QB – Nick Fitzgerald: rushed for 839 yards and nine rushing touchdowns (4th in the SEC); has thrown for 1,257 yards, 10 touchdowns, seven interceptions (12th in the SEC)

RB – Kylin Hill: has rushed for 536 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per carry (15th in the nation)

WR – Osirus Mitchell: has recorded 20 receptions, 347 yards and three touchdowns

S – Johnathan Abrams: has made 59 total tackles (13th in the SEC)

LB – Erroll Thompson: recorded 50 total tackles (15th in the SEC)

S – Mark McLaurin: tallied 41 total tackles (23rd in the SEC)

DE – Montez Sweat: 9 total sacks (ninth best in the nation)

DL – Jeffery Simmons: 41 total tackles this season

No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0)

Scoring Offense: 51.3 points per game (1st in the nation)

Total Offense: 565.6 yards per game (1st in the nation)

Rush Offense: 224.0 yards per game (24th in the nation)

Pass Offense: 341.6 yards per game (5th in the nation)

Total Defense: 295.4 yards per game (11th in the nation)

Scoring Defense: 14.1 points per game (7th in the nation)

Pass Defense: 193.3 yards per game (30th in the conference)

Rush Defense: 102.1 yards per game (11th in the conference)

Red Zone Defense: 4th in the nation

Third Down Conversions: 1st in the nation

Third Down Defense: 11th in the nation

Defensive Touchdowns: 3rd in the nation

First Down Offense: 11th in the nation

Sacks: 6th in the nation

Key Players to Watch – Alabama

QB – Tua Tagovailoa: has thrown for 2,361 yards, 27 touchdowns and one interception (21st in the nation)

RB – Najee Harris: has rushed for 572 yards on 84 carries and four touchdowns

RB – Damien Harris: has rushed for 542 yards on 87 carries and six touchdowns

WR – Jerry Jeudy: has made 39 receptions for 880 yards and 10 touchdowns (9th in the nation)

DL – Isaiah Buggs: has combined for 28 tackles and nine sacks

LB – Christian Miller: has combined for 24 tackles and seven sacks

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. from Bryant-Denny Stadium.